A dynamic equalizer to remove resonances
HoRNet DynEq is a dynamic equalizer plugin, a tool designed to apply a specific equalization curve proportionally to the intensity of the input signal.
This description may sound complicated, but think about how many times you have found a track that had a specific resonance (maybe a bass guitar with ha string louder than the others) and cutting the whole frequency with a standard EQ removed too much, a dynamic EQ applies the filter only when the signal intensity is above a given threshold.
DynEq uses a simple but effective approach to this kind of processing, it provides one parametric band of equalization with the standard controls: frequency, gain and q, with this controls you can filter a specific resonance or increase a given frequency that is lacking in the track, if you need to control more than one band you can simply put one more instance of DynEq after the first one, and so on. We decided to take this simple approach to be able to provide a simple plugin with a few controls that will let you concentrate only on the sound.
DynEq adds our usual list of “auto” features to the standard dynamic equalizer controls, we have added an auto speed toggle and and auto threshold.
Auto speed syncs the attack and release of the internal envelope detector, used to evaluate the level of the input, to the host tempo, and exactly to 1/4 note. This allows you to quickly get the speed right.
Auto threshold it’s more complicated, using the setting in the EQ section, compares the specific frequency you are targeting against the input and dynamically adjust the threshold so that at any time only the difference between the input and the specific resonance you are targeting is considered allowing you to change the input gain without affecting the processing.
Once the intensity of the sidechain is above the processing threshold the difference between this setting and the sidechain is computed and used to scale the amount of gain applied by the EQ section creating a very smooth and dynamic effect that improves the signal with the maximum transparency.
The demo is fully functional except for the fact that every now and then it will silence out, you cannot save parameter values with your session and the plugin will not respond to automation coming from the host.
- One equalizer band with: Frequency, Gain and Q
- Full band frequency from 20 to 20000 Hz
- Gain adjustable from -15 to +15 dB
- Q adjustable from 0.1 to 8
- Processing speed from 50 to 1500ms
- Adjustable threshold from 0 to -48dB
- Automatic speed linked to host tempo
- Automatic relative threshold
- Eq listen button
- Input and sidechain level display
- Automatic oversampling to guarantee optimal performance
- This plugin is not yet natively compatible with Apple Silicon (M1/M2) processors.
- Mac OS X (>=10.7 intel only) and Windows (Vista and later) support
- 64bit compatibility both on Mac and Windows
- Audio Units, VST, VST3 and AAX format
The HoRNet DynEq has no copy protection, I don’t believe in copy protection, they are always cracked and they are annoying for the users, we all know you are not going to give away the plugin on the internet…
So simply download the plugin and enjoy your recordings!
6 thoughts on “HoRNet DynEq”
Love this plugin! It is so useful! Can it please be updated for M1 compatibility and maybe have a stability update for more current OS? Missing it in my tool box a lot!
excellent complement, solves problems quickly
Good plugin inherently. But the VST plugin does not work properly in Cubase 8 on the PC system (Windows 7), and also does not work properly on Mac (High Sierra 10.13.2) in Cubase 9.5. And after a while the DAW crashes. Only AAX plugin works correctly in Pro Tools. Really looking forward to update this plugin!
Looking for a great multiband expander and compressor… buy this one and then start adding instances on a track in mixing or mastering and see what happens. This plugin works on any style of music and is better at sculpting sound than any EQ or any other dynamic EQ. After buying just about every plugin on the planet to fix issues this one plugin seems to add just the right resonance and feel and takes away all the garbage while leaving your sound stage open and deeper than you can believe. If i have one secret weapon now this is IT!!! AMAZING… the Price? Ridiculous and something like this i'd pay tons more money for knowing what it can do. Five stars doesn't do this one justice.
Auto Threshold is no joke. Quiet or loud, an instance of DynEq makes a huge difference. In the few projects I've worked on since I purchased this last week, I've found myself not spending as much time carving out my eq curves (especially in my vocal tracks). This little plugin is very musical, significantly reduces resonant frequencies, and reduces my time problem solving these issues. 5/5 stars considering what it does, 8/5 considering its price!
Great plugin. Very handy and efficient